Sunday, April 5, 2009

Paia Fish Market

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Before we left the Big Island we asked Greg, our B&B host who used to live in Maui, where some good spots to eat were. Though many of the places Regina had on the list Greg had mentioned. However, Paia Fish Market was a place we hadn’t planned on going to.

We landed in Kahalui and hopped in our super cool Bio Beetle. From the airport we decided we wanted to stop in the small town of Paia at the base of the Hana Highway.

Located on the corner of Hana Highway and Baldwin Avenue, Paia Fish Market does one hell of a brisk lunch business. Lines are long and space is limited. This small eatery capitalizes on every square inch of space they have. Because space is so limited, there is an overhead storage space that is accessed by a ladder that is placed in the middle of the dining area. Seating consists of communal tables of 8.

The portions at PFM are generous. They offer an assortment of burgers, sandwiches, fajitas, and pasta.

We liked the fact that there were no Styrofoam containers to be found. Then again, I think you’d be hard pressed to find Styrofoam containers anywhere in this small town that has banned the use of plastic bags.

The vibe is fun, the place was clean, and the food was a good value. Is it a must try? I’d say, probably not. If you should happen to be in the area I would certainly give it a try.

Paia Fish Market
100 Hana Highway
Paia, HI 96779
(808) 579-8030

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